September 24, 2020
  • 6:31 pm Deery, XSAN Hawkeye Dirt Tour races rescheduled at Tipton, Vinton
  • 6:25 pm Rutkoski is best in Emerald Coast Tour opener
  • 6:25 pm Marshalltown, Boone, Vinton host rescheduled IMCA Frostbusters this weekend
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first_imgKing, Prince to headline Team Guyana for second round ANDREW King and Bryce Prince are expected to headline Team Guyana for the second round of the Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC) 2017 in Trinidad and Tobago at month-end. According to a report from the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club, King will represent Guyana in the Group four class while Prince will lead the Super-stock team at the Championship in two weeks’ time. Danny Persaud also rejoins the team for competition in Groups three and four after missing the Jamaica leg, while Rameez Mohamed will be competing in both Groups two and three with two separate vehicles.In the two-wheel end of things Kevin Persaud joins John Bennett to take the team total to six.According toAndrew KingMohamed, who is also the president of the GMR&SC, the team is not a large one but has the strength to bring home valuable points in the Caribbean Championship.“The team to Trinidad is not a large one but is one that I think we can rack up some Country points as well as Individual points and it’s going to be an interesting outing for some of the guys.”“I think this is going to be the maiden voyage for Azad (Hassan) and Bryce (Prince) and we’re always glad to see new guys get the experience and exposure of racing on a different track.”Vehicles are expected to be loaded tomorrow for shipping the following day.(Stephan Sookram)last_img read more

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first_imgGREG DIXON/Herald photoAfter breezing through its non-conference schedule, the UW men’s soccer team starts its Big Ten season against one of the conference’s best teams in Indiana. The game, scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, is the first big test for Wisconsin.Indiana, currently ranked 14th nationally in the NSCAA/Adidas poll, will also be playing in its first Big Ten game. Although Indiana will be one of Wisconsin’s main threats for the conference title, Wisconsin has extra motivation to beat the Hoosiers. Since 1995, the Hoosiers have not lost to the Badgers. In fact, before last year’s 0-0 tie, Indiana had actually beaten Wisconsin 14 consecutive times.Although this year’s team has never tasted any success against Indiana, the defeats have only made the Badgers more motivated.“I love playing against Indiana; they’re a very competitive team,” senior forward Victor Diaz said. “You learn from that, and it’s a great feeling to play against a team that is going to be there and going to be competitive.”Early in the season, Wisconsin appeared to be in top form, going undefeated in the first five games of the season, including a shutout of Santa Clara. Although Sunday’s 1-0 loss to Binghamton broke the unbeaten streak, the team still appears to be heading in a positive direction.“I think we’ve been doing pretty well,” Diaz said. “This is the best start we’ve had so far since I’ve been here, so it’s a good sign to head into the Big Ten.”The loss to the Bearcats in the UW-Milwaukee Panther Classic temporarily dropped Wisconsin out of the national polls from its 21st ranking. Despite not getting the national attention Indiana has this season, the Badgers feel they are up to par with the Hoosiers.“Rankings don’t really mean anything to me because it’s just a number,” senior defenseman Andy Miller said. “Any team can be beaten that day.”Miller’s approach is especially fitting in light of Indiana’s early season loss. Despite being ranked third in the national polls after their first game, the Hoosiers suffered a humiliating 4-0 loss to an unranked Dartmouth team.“We just treat this like any other match,” Diaz said. “We know Indiana is a very good team, but I think we have a chance to beat them.”To beat the Hoosiers on the road, Wisconsin is going to have to play even better than it did during its successful early season stretch. Indiana’s Chay Cain has recorded three shutouts in the first six games of the season en route to giving the Hoosiers the second best goals against average in the Big Ten. The key to the match, according to head coach Jeff Rohrman, is to be aggressive.“I think there’s some things we can do that can give them some problems in terms of our ability to get forward transition,” Rohrman said. “Indiana’s a team that likes to play in the midfield so we have to present that as a challenge and try to win things through our good defending and then be good in transition as far as getting out of that.”Although the Badgers have been unable to defeat the Hoosiers recently, last year’s 0-0 tie only serves as a reminder that the teams are starting to even up.“I thought last year we played them well here,” Rohrman said. “I thought that game could have gone well either way.”In addition to being a rivalry game, the match will also serve as a strong indicator of how these teams will do in Big Ten play.With the teams more evenly matched this year, the difference maker could very well come in a single play.“It’s going to come down to one or two moments in the game when we just have to be prepared to take advantage of our opportunities,” Rohrman said. Whenever that moment may come, expect the Badgers to be prepared to take advantage of it.“We know we got to come out real hard,” Miller said. “Nobody’s going to be not ready to play.”last_img read more

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first_imgMORE COVERAGESyracuse football rolls to 33-7 win over Colgate in Dino Babers’ SU debutEric Dungey has career game after meeting his brother, who returned from the Army, for 1st time in 2 yearsTransfer wide receiver Amba Etta-Tawo dazzles in Syracuse football debutWATCH: Dino Babers’ press conference after his 1st game as Syracuse’s head coachGallery: Syracuse rolls to 33-7 win over ColgateSyracuse-Colgate football: A graphical breakdown of the Orange’s dominant winStorify: Syracuse community reacts to Dino Babers’ 1st game as head coachSyracuse football poll: Vote for player of the game and grade SU’s performance Syracuse (1-0) dominated Colgate (0-1) in a 33-7 win in Dino Babers’ first game as SU’s head coach Friday night.Eric Dungey threw for 355 yards, Amba Etta-Tawo had 210 receiving yards and Moe Neal scored a 49-yard touchdown run on the first carry of his career.After nearly nine months of waiting, Babers’ team was finally on the field. Here’s what we learned from the game.Eric Dungey will still runSix plays into Syracuse’s second drive of the game Eric Dungey faked a handoff to running back Dontae Strickland out of shotgun and ran it himself up the middle. Then he dropped back to pass but chose to scramble to 1 yard short of a first down. Dungey quickly got under center, snapped the ball and kept it himself yet again, this time running around the left side of the line for the first.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLess than a week removed from Babers’ statement that he had to “strip down” Dungey and convert him into a “thrower first” and coming off an offseason where Dungey vowed to stay in the pocket more, Dungey ran the ball 10 times for 25 yards.“It’s not my focus,” Dungey said. “My job is to throw the ball.”He had more carries than any of the team’s running backs, and Moe Neal was the only one with more rushing yards than Dungey. Neal had nine carries, Dontae Strickland had nine, Jordan Fredericks had four and Zack Mahoney had three. Dungey’s longest run of the day came a few plays after his spurt of three when he kept the ball on the option, raced around one defender and stiff armed another before trotting out of bounds at the Colgate 22 for a 12-yard gain. Half of Dungey’s runs came on that drive.“Dungey’s legs are a valuable part of what he does,” Babers said. “We’re not taking his legs out of the game. We just want to make him the Russell Wilson of the ACC. We want him to be smart and get down when he does those runs and not stay up and take an unnecessary shot.“It would be unfair to him and unfair to the team to not give him an opportunity to bring those legs into the game because his legs are special. You’re just making him normal, and we don’t want to be average.”Red zone offense needs to improveSyracuse’s first-team offense was able to charge down the field on most of its possessions. And while it scored on seven of its 10 possessions, four of those scores were field goals.Of those field goals, three came in the red zone — a difference of 12 points if touchdowns and PATs were scored instead.“Having the ability to not score touchdowns in the red zone greatly affected the game,” Babers said, “and that is something we need to clean up.”Jessica Sheldon | Photo EditorOn the first trip, Syracuse had 1st-and-goal at the 8-yard line but stalled. Dontae Strickland ran for no gain. Dungey lost two yards and Jason Emerich committed a false start to push SU back to the 15 on third down.Then Dungey threw his first incompletion of the game — a throw over the middle for Ervin Philips that was knocked away. Kicker Cole Murphy trotted onto the field.The next time, a holding penalty on lineman Omari Palmer changed a 3rd-and-2 to 3rd-and-12. A 5-yard pass and field goal ensued.One drive later, Etta-Tawo made a 40-yard catch to bring the Orange to Colgate’s 23-yard line. A pass to Steve Ishmael put SU in the red zone. But again, the offense stalled.Devin Butler will playBabers wasn’t sure on Wednesday if freshman running back/wide receiver Devin Butler would play at all this season. “He’s right on the cusp,” Babers said, citing depth at both spots as a reason Butler might redshirt.But when Steve Ishmael was called for a personal foul on SU’s first drive of the third quarter, it was Butler who came in to replace the veteran. Butler stayed on for three plays, came off, then was back in for one play in the drive.Butler didn’t record a statistic but did come back into the game late in the fourth quarter with the likes of freshman Sean Riley and Adly Enoicy. He lined up a outside receiver each time, though he did practice with the running backs for part of training camp. Comments Published on September 3, 2016 at 12:57 am Contact Jon: jrmettus@syr.edu | @jmettus Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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